GPA Solutions delivers a range of accounts and payroll courses in Castlebar

Fri, Apr 14, 2017

GPA Solutions is delivering a range of business courses, in its training centre in Castlebar, this spring. The Sage 50 (certified by QQI Level 5) will run for five days, commencing on Thursday, April 25, in Castlebar. Learners will experience setting up a company, entering source documents in the various day book and preparing debtors and creditor’s balances and reports. Learners will learn to produce VAT reports, bank reconciliation, and monthly profit and loss and balance sheet reports.

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Future Makers 2017 is now open for entries

Fri, Apr 14, 2017

The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) Future Makers Awards & Supports programme is now accepting online applications for 2017. With a prize fund totalling €24,500, Future Makers Awards & Supports is one of the largest prize-funded award programmes in Europe for students and emerging makers, rewarding the next generation of Irish creatives and helping them to develop a career in the craft and design industry.

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Deadline approaching for Network Mayo’s discounted early bird membership

Thu, Mar 16, 2017

Anyone considering joining Network Mayo, Mayo’s business networking group for women, can avail of a 10 per cent discount off the annual membership fee until Monday March 20. Membership is now open for 2017 and anyone interested in joining can email networkmayo@gmail.com to request an application form. Annual membership costs €125. Customers of AIB, Network Ireland’s national sponsor, also receive a 10 per cent discount (only one discount allowed per member).

Already this year Network Mayo has welcomed almost 80 women and men to its events. While membership of the organisation is only open to women, men are always welcome at events. The first event in January was a team building through bowling night hosted by Mayo Leisure Point and provided a great opportunity for members and interested parties to meet, chat, and have a lot of fun.

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Risking their lives so we can live ours

Thu, Mar 16, 2017

There is a scene in A Few Good Men where the character played by Jack Nicholson provoked by the Tom Cruise character, says that he represents those who stand guard on the wall while we sleep, while we have our parties, while we take liberty for granted, while we enjoy the freedoms that we have, because people like him are standing on that wall, day and night. Leaving aside the characteristics of that part he played, there resonates from his words the reality that exists in every community across the world.

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New BUMBLEance service available to sick children in Mayo

Thu, Mar 16, 2017

BUMBLEance, a children’s ambulance service, is celebrating the launch of the latest vehicle to join its fleet. The new children’s ambulance will service sick children and their families in the northwest of the country.

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Farm Focus - Foxford company forward thinking for the future

Mon, Mar 06, 2017

Farm Focus is a Transition Year mini-company from St.Joseph's Secondary School, Foxford, Co.Mayo.

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Mayo firms get energized about increasing efficiency

Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Businesses from Castlebar have been finding out about the latest ways to cut their energy costs at a special energy efficiency briefing held by competitive energy provider Energia. The meeting was hosted by Castlebar Tidy Towns Committee, Castlebar Chamber of Commerce, and Mayo County Council.

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Boost to local economy thanks to clever business networking

Fri, Feb 10, 2017

€5 million has been generated by local business people in Mayo as a result of effective business networking. The St Colman's BNI group who meet locally in Claremorris every Tuesday morning in the McWilliam Park Hotel is made up of 23 business people who work together to build the local economy. The St Colman's BNI group supports more than 100 jobs locally with this set to grow in the coming months with new business wins among members.

The St Colman's chapter has a wide variety of local business people including a photographer, a physical therapist, a restaurant owner, and a a painter and decorator. The diversity of the businesses involved is what has helped with the chapter's success.

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More than five hundred .ie domains registered in Mayo last year

Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Last year 523 .ie domain names were registered in Mayo, a 12 per cent decrease on the number in 2015. The latest figures were released by IE Domain Registry (IEDR) in its latest annual report. IEDR is responsible for maintaining Ireland's code domain name extension, the .ie you see at the end of a web address.

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Tests of Mayo broadband speeds ranks wireless provider Imagine as delivering faster speeds than many fibre providers

Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Ranking of broadband speeds in Mayo released by independent measurement expert, Ookla Speedtest “demonstrate the fundamental importance of wireless internet connectivity to counties like Mayo”, leading internet provider Imagine said recently. The Ookla Speedtest results 2016 measured the speed performance of all internet service providers (ISP) servicing the Irish market. The results were calculated by measuring and aggregating the performance of ISPs as reported by users, with the top five providers ranked and named.

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EY Entrepreneur of the Year is looking for Mayo entrants

Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Now in its 20th year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year2017 programme is officially open for nominations. The theme of this year’s programme is “Leading Through Change” and all sectors and businesses of all sizes are invited to submit their nominations up until February 22. The 24 finalists for 2017 will be announced on April 27.

Kevin McLoughlin, partner at EY, said: “I am delighted to launch the 2017 EOY programme, which I am incredibly proud to say is in its 20th year. The benefits of participation extend far beyond winning the award in October. The successful finalists will gain national and international exposure, gaining media profile across TV, radio, print and online. They will also connect with our exclusive network of over 450 of Ireland’s top entrepreneurs and get an opportunity to go on our renowned international CEO Retreat, which is designed to help Irish entrepreneurs transform their thinking and vision through executive education and hearing from some of the world’s leading CEOs.”

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2016 busiest ever year at Ireland West Airport as passenger numbers soar to over 730,000 for the first time

Tue, Jan 10, 2017

2016 has proven to be a record breaking year at Ireland West Airport with passenger numbers exceeding 730,000 for the first time in the airports 31 year history. In 2016, the annual number of passengers using the airport increased by 7% to 734,031, an increase of 48,563 passengers compared to 2015. The Airport now serves 23 International destinations and is served by three of Europes major International airlines, Aer Lingus, Flybe and Ryanair.

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